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Randy Becnel, W5UE
P.O. Box 170
Kiln, MS 39556-0170
15 Apr 2018: James Brooks, 9V1YC/N1YC and Wilbert Knol, PE7T are now QRV from VK9X, Christmas Island (OC-002) until approximately 21 April. They will be active as VK9X/N1YC and VK9X/PE7T on 80-10M SSB and CW. They have no specific plans for digital modes. QSL via W5UE for VK9X/N1YC and via PE7T for VK9X/PE7T.
13 Jun 2017: VU4YC cards have arrived from the printer and will begin going out soon.
3 Jun 2017: All VU4YC logs have been uploaded to LoTW by James.
20 May 2017: VU4YC QSLs have been ordered from the printer. Anticipate arrival from UX5UO in 15-30 days. QSLing will begin soon after that.
12 May 2017: VU4YC is now QRT and log has been added to my OQRS application below. If you don't find your QSO(s) send me a note for a manual check. James plans to upload to LoTW at a later date.
5 May 2017: James, 9V1YC and Deepak, VU2CDP will be active for about a week from Andaman and Nicobar Islands, VU4. They will both be signing VU4YC. I will be handling QSLs for this event and logs will be added to my OQRS page AFTER the event. Please note that cards will need to be designed/printed after the event so there will be a 60 day or longer delay in cards going out.
10 Feb 2017: Abubaker, 5A1AL has decided to begin managing his own QSLs again. As of today all requests must go to him. He is establishing OQRS via ClubLog. I will be processing all requests received as of this date, both OQRS and direct mail. Direct mail requests I receive after today will be forwarded to Abubaker for processing and my OQRS page for 5A1AL will be disabled on 11 Feb. All other stations I manage below remain unchange
14 Oct 2014: The first batch of 4W/N1YC QSLs go in the mail today. The backlog is large so please be patient. Use my log search below to check your status.
6 Oct 2014: 4W/N1YC QSLs were received from the printer this past week. QSLing will begin soon. Also, I have been behind on QSLing for other calls I manage. A large batch went out today and I should catch up by next weekend. Your patience is appreciated.
6 Sept 2014: 4W/N1YC QSLs have been ordered. Delivery from printer expected within 30 days. QSLing will begin soon afterward.
17 Aug 2014: I will be handling cards for James' activity from Timor Leste as 4W/N1YC.
1 June 2014: I am handling cards for K6AW's recent ZF2AW activity prior to 2014 CQWPX CW contest.6 May 2013: Direct requests received through 22 April go in the mail today. Exception is 9V1YC requests after 29 March (last log update). QSL lookup also updated.
30 April 2014: I did process a number of requests over the weekend. OQRS requests received before 24 April have been answered and direct requests received prior to 5 April have been answered. Should get completely caught up this coming weekend. As always, your patience is appreciated.
24 April 2014: I am about 45 days behind on answering QSLs. I apologize for the delay and hope to get caught up this coming weekend. Online logs are updated with latest log updates I have received from station owners. I appreciate your patience.
23 Apr 2013: Even though I have not updated the online QSL request lookup I did receive a log update for 9V1YC for QSOs through 30 Mar and have been sending out my backlog. I should be all caught up with requests for those QSOs very soon.
12 Mar 2013: Direct requests received through the end of Feb that I have logs for have been processed.
3 Mar 2013: Direct requests received through 18 Feb have been processed with the exception of 9V1YC requests for QSOs after 1 Jan. 31 Dec is the last log update I have for those. Should be getting another fromJames soon. Sorry for the delays but I should be back on a better schedule now.
4 Feb 2013: Direct requests received through 8 Jan processed.
21 Jan 2013: Backlog down to about 2-3 weeks now... Will only be able to process requests for 2012 QSOs until the next log update from James. PLEASE NOTE POSTAL RATE INCREASE EFFECTIVE 27 JAN, both domestic and International.
7 Jan 2013: Finally starting to get caught up with QSLs but still about a month behind. Now have log update from James through 31 Dec. Thanks, as always, for your patience.
10 Dec 2012: Note to all waiting for QSLs... November was a very busy month for me. Several business trips and then Thanksgiving. As a result I am behind on processing requests. I am working them this week and should have the backlog completely out by this coming weekend. Sorry for the delays and I appreciate your patience... I have logs from James through 4 December.
4 Nov 2012: Received log update from James for 9V1YC QSOs through 28 Oct this week and processed direct requests received as of around 27 Oct. Remainder of backlog will be processed soon.
21 Oct 2012: Processed direct requests received through 4 Oct except those for QSOs after 4 Sept (last log update I have).
23 Sept 2012: Processed direct requests received through 19 Sept.
16 Sept 2012: Processed direct requests received through 11 Sept.
9 Sept 2012: Received log update from James for QSOs made through 4 Sept. Processed all direct requests received as of 7 Sept.
3 Sept 2012: Processed direct requests received through 29 Aug, same exclusion as below - I will check with James this week for a log update since I know he was quite active in AA SSB and several older requests starting to back up. Sorry for the delay.
13 Aug 2012: Processed direct requests received through 26 July, EXCLUDING 9V1YC QSOs after 7 July (last log update I have)..
25 July 2012: All 9V1YC direct request backlog for QSOs through 8 July sent out on 24 July. Sorry for the delay.
16 July 2012: Made some progress on 9V1YC backlog this week. All OQRS requests satisfied and directs through about mid-May. Will get completely caught up this coming week.
8 July 2012: Processed all direct cards received through 2 July with the exception of 9V1YC requests for QSOs before 12 April. However, James sent me a log update through 8 July on Saturday and this week I will begin processing the backlog I have for those cards. I should be all caught up this week. James also did an LoTW upload, so that you help many out as well. I apologize for the delay.
6 May 2012: Processed direct requests through 13 April, mailed tomorrow, 7 May.
22 Apr 2012: Log updated from James for 9V1YC QSOs through about 12 Apr. Processed backlogged requests and new ones through around 21 Mar. Rest will be processed soon.
2 Apr 2012: Processed direct requests through about 10 March. Notable exception is 9V1YC requests for QSOs after 13 Jan (last log update). I'll be checking with James this week to see if I can get a log update so I can get that backlog out soon. Sorry for the delays.
21 Feb 2012: EY8ZE/EY3M QSLs arrived from printer around 1 Feb. All direct requests I have received to date have been answered. Direct requests received as of 4 Feb have been process except those for 9V1YC QSOs after last log update (13 Jan).
22 Jan 2012: Direct requests received as of 5 Jan have been processed, except EY. Cards for EY8ZE/EY3M should be arriving from printer soon.
2 Jan 2012: Direct requests received as of 27 Dec have been processed except EY activity by K6AW. Cards for this activity have been designed and are being ordered this week. Thank you for your patience.
4 Dec 2011: Direct requests received as of 23 Nov have been processed except of course for EY activity by K6AW.
2 Dec 2011: I have been receiving several QSL requests for recent HC8GR activity by station owner Guido... PLEASE NOTE.... I ONLY handle QSLs for HC8GR activity from Nov/Dec 2009 and March 2010. All others must go direct to Guido in the Galapagos. Any that I receive for other dates will be returned to the sender.
11 Nov 2011: I will be handling QSLs for K6AW when he activates EY3M during CQWW CW as SOSB this year and his before/after contest activity signing EY8ZE.
11 Nov 2011: 9V1YC log update received for QSOs up to 5 Nov and all direct requests received to date have been processed with the exception of a few problematic ones needing additional reshearch.
23 Oct 2011: 9V1YC log update received for QSOs up to 5 Oct. Direct requests for all that I have logs for have been processed. I apologize for the delay.
25 Sept 2011: Direct reqquests received as of 13 Sept have been answered with the exception of those for 9V1YC QSOs made after 23 July (last log update).
28 Aug 2011: Direct requests received as of 19 Aug have been answered with the exception of those for 9V1YC QSOs made after 23 July (last log update) and a few others.
24 July 2011: 9V1YC log update received for QSOs through 23 July. All backlog processed this weekend and mailed 25 July. Sorry for the delay.
11 July 2011: Direct requests received as of 7/8 procssed with the exception of 9V1YC requests for QSOs after 16 April (last log update).
5 June 2011: Direct requests received as of 5/21 processed.
15 May 2011: All direct requests received as of 6 May have been answered.
24 April 2011: All direct requests received as of 18 April have been answered with the exception of a few problematic ones requiring manual log inspection.
18 April 2011: I received log updates for 9V1YC over the weekend and will begin processing backlogged requests this week. Also should have all other requests received as of the 16th processed this week as well. Thank you for your patience.
3 April 2011: Direct requests received through 2 Apr have been processed with the 9V1YC exception noted below.
21 Mar 2011: Direct requests received through 18 Mar have been processsed with the execption of 9V1YC requests after 1 Jan (no logs received from James since his VP8ORK trip).
22 Feb 2011: Direct requests received through 18 Feb have been processed.
30 Jan 2011: Direct requests received through 18 Jan have been processed.
17 Jan 2011: Direct requests received through 10 Jan have been processed.
9 Jan 2011: Log update received for 9V1YC through the end of 2010, all backloged requests processed. Direct requests received as of about 28 Dec have been answered.
3 Jan 2011: Most HC8/K6AW requests originally sent to Steve have been processed. Received log update from James for 9V1YC through the end of Dec. Should be able to process remaining direct requests received through the end of 2010 by this weekend. Happy New Year to all!!!
19 Dec 2010: Caught up on most direct requests except for 9V1YC requests for QSOs after 2 Nov and HC8/K6AW requests sent directly to Steve, plus a few online requests received recently. I'll get to all those after Christmas. I hope you and your families have a very Merry Christmas!
14 Dec 2010: I received a large batch of HC8/K6AW direct requests that had been sent to K6AW. I will be processing those over the next week or two. So, if you sent a request to K6AW, no need to resend. These have not been added into my database yet so they won't show up in the lookup to the left.
6 Dec 2010: Requests received through 22 Nov have been processed and mailed on 6 Dec.
15 Nov 2010: Received 9V1YC log update for activity through 2 Nov. Most direct requests for all stations managed received through 5 Nov have been processed and mailed today.
31 Oct 2010: Begun HC8/K6AW processing, also K5W from recent Special Event Station during National Wildlife Refuge Week.11 Oct 2010: Processed all requests received as of 9 Oct with the exception of HC8/K6AW and 9V1YC for QSOs after 12 Sept. I'll be adding HC8/K6AW QSL status checking to the rest in a few days.
30 Sept 2010: I will be handling QSLs for the recent CQWW DX RTTY HC8/K6AW activity. Please be patient while we are deciding on a card design.
19 Sept 2010: Received log updates for 9V1YC through 12 Sept and caught up on requests received since early July this weekend.
12 Sept 2010: Direct requests received as of 11 Sept have been processed except for those 9V1YC requests that are pending log updates (July 2 and later).
27 June 2010: Caught up on all direct requests received as of 25 June with the execption of 9V1YC requests for QSOs after 2 April. Still waiting on logs for those.
23 May 2010: I received a large number of requests yesterday from N5KO that had been sent to either him or direct to HC8GR in the Galapagos. I have processed about half of these today. In addition, all direct requests received as of 21 May have been processed, except 9V1YC for QSOs after 2 April. These are still pending log updates.
16 May 2010: Direct requests received as of 14 May have been processed with execption of 9V1YC requests for QSOs after 2 April. These will be processed when I receive my next log update from James.
10 May 2010: Direct requests received as of 29 April have been processed.
20 April 2010: Direct requests for HC8GR March/April activity have been very heavy. As of today, direct requests received by 7 April have been answered. I should get close to caught up by the end of this coming weekend. TNX for your patience.
7 April 2010: Log update received for HC8GR for QSOs made from 25 March - 2 April, including WPX SSB activity. I will begin processing backlog this weekend.
3 April 2010: Log update received for 9V1YC for QSOs made through 1 April. I will begin processing my Feb/Mar 9V1YC backlog this weekend.
1 April 2010: I have been informed that the team operating as HC8GR for WPX this past weekend will be active through 2 April and I will have logs when they return and will be able to process QSL requests through that date.
25 March 2010: I will be handling cards for HC8GR for March, 2010 activity in addition to Nov/Dec, 2009. Please send direct only. No bureau for HC8GR at this time.
8 Feb 2010: Logs received from James for 9V1YC through 2 Feb. I'm catching up on requests for Dec/Jan. One note, there are several requests for 30m QSOs on 23-Dec for James. I have confirmed with James that he was on 30m around that time however he went QRT at 0003Z and a pirate appraently took over the frequency for several minutes after that making bogus QSOs. Unfortunatly, these requests will be returned as NIL.
9V1YC QSL Processing: I receive log updates from James the first week or two of each month for activity the prior month. For instance, if you work James anytime in September and send for a card right away, the EARLIEST I could reply would be around the second week of October.